Calendars

Events are covered regionally & on a national scale. This includes listings for special gatherings, recurring events, & one-time affairs. Each listing is sorted by the date of the event then color coded by the nature of their interest: 

  • Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.
  • BDSM & Fetish in Red.
  • Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.
  • Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Wine
  • Mainstream in White.

Please note: some crossover will often exist, so the function in question will be listed by the nature that most predominantly reflects the general practice of its venue.

  • Our Main Calendar 2018 offers a FULL listing of all regional events.
  • Major National Events are listed on our Main Calendar & under their own page.
  • Please see Recurring Events for ongoing gatherings (excluding theme nights, weekly recurring events & munches are no longer listed in the Main Calendar).
  • For News regarding recent developments in the scene, please see News & Notes.
  • For Featured Events & Concerts Coming Soon please see below...

Featured Events:

 

Please Note: This is only a partial list for featured events!  For the FULL list of what's going on throughout the scene, please see our Main Calendar 2018.

October:

 

Sun 7th (Columbus Day Weekend) - The DC Fetish Ball Presents: "Tough Love" (DCFetishBall.com):  Bringing together some of the scene's very best DJ's, models, fashion, & national talent w/ an incredible play space in one of the city's most lavish venues. No doubt, we bring a level of twisted delight worthy of the Nation's Capitol! 

"Tough Love" – our nation has been bathed in a rhetoric of division & hate for over 3 full years. Indeed, we're now seeing the saturation of this influence in almost every circle & the scene is no exception. More & more, the fabric that once brought us together is now tearing us apart. While we can’t change the tide for everyone out there, we CAN change the conversation w/in ourselves. We can choose to find love & community w/in the circles we engage, & we can create a sense of love for all of those around.

 

So this year we dedicate The DC Fetish Ball to "Tough Love" - it’s easy to tear something down & fill your heart w/ hate or vengeance for the world around you. To choose love is a much more difficult path. But it’s possible, & only YOU can change the dialogue. So for yourself, for the sake of the scene, & indeed for the world in which we live - do not bow to the message of hate & division that surrounds us. Rather, carry love in your heart & let it shine to all of those around you. Only then will we find the path for a new & better tomorrow.

 

 

The Maryland Renaissance Festival (rennfest.com): One of the nations largest & well recognized Renn-Faires is in its final weeks!  Closing weekend is October 20th.

 

October is about Haloween! See Top Attractions Here...

 

4th-7th - Constellation Burn (ConstellationBurn): East Coast Burn by Playa Del Fuego.

             - Splash (SplashTakeover): Lifestyle hotel takeover in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

             - Maryland Fleet Week (Facebook): Week long naval exhibition & air show. 

 

Thu 4th - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night.
              - Gateway (BR.org): Monthly meeting hosted by the Black Rose

 

5th-14th - Vikings on the Wharf (Facebook): operational Viking Longship visits the DC.

 

Fri 5th - First Friday Fetish (Facebook): Hosted at Club Orpheus in Baltimore.
            - Dungeon 101 (BR.com/Dungeon101): The Black Rose hosts Dungeon101

            - PGC Pleasurecation (thepleasuregardenclub.net): Pleasure Garden Club.

            - TPA Mocha Takeover (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle play party.
            - First Friday Dupont (Facebook): Art inspired gallery tour w/ wine & more.
 

Sat 6th - 80's Night 25th Anniversary (Facebook):  Silver Anniv at the Black Cat!

            - Elektroschock (elektroschock.net): One of Baltimore's best alt dance nights.

            - Kraken's Liar (Fetlife): On-premise BDSM party w/ high level of extreme play.
            - Tabu Anything Anywhere (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party.
            - Distrikt-C (DistriktC.com): Special fetish dance night by Distrikt-C.

            - Cum Union DC (CumUnion.com): DC sex club for gay or bi men.

            - Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): National sex club for gay & bi men.
 

Tue 9th - Nine Inch Nails (Facebook): w/ Jesus & Mary Chains at The Anthem DC.

              - Dinner w/ Domme's (Fetlife): A monthly dinner held at Uno's Chicago Grill.

               - MAsT (mastwashington.org) holds a roundtable panel discussion.

 

Wed 10th - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen.

                 - RAM / Rockville Area Munch (Fetlife): Social gathering for kink-friendly.

                 - Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife): Hosted by Baltimore TNG.

                 - DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men.

 

Thu 11th - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour .
                - Dance w/ the Dead (Facebook): at the Voltage Lounge in Philly.
                - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour (17th St. NW DC).

 

12th-14th - Couples Takeover (Facebook): clothing optional couples takeover in West Va.
 

Fri 12th - Bi Parties (Fetlife): play party for Bi (M or F), Bi-Couples, & TS/TG.

 

Sat 13th - The Vortex Zombie Ball (Facebook): By Mighty Mike Saga in Philly.

              - Columbia Unwound (Fetlife): Local Munch for the kink set in Columbia, Md.

              - Tabu presents: "HallowSwing!" (TabuLife.com): One of Tabu's largest events.
              - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).
              - FIST (fetlife.com/groups): holds its monthly social. See group updates for more.

              - H Street Festival (Facebook): Annual street festival on H Street NE DC.

 

Sun 14th - Philly Polyamorists (meetup.com/phillypoly): Social event in/around Philly.

               - Perry's Drag Brunch (PerrysAM.com): one DC's most popular spots.

               - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): a high energy drag brunch .

 

Wed 17th - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax.

                 - B.E.S.S. (Fetlife Groups) holds its Educational Series in Baltimore.

                 - LINK / Lancaster in Kink (Fetlife): Bi-weekly gathering in Lancaster, Pa.

                 - Baltimore Polyamory Network (Fetlife): Regional gathering in Baltimore.

                  - Philadelphia Jacks (PhiladelphiaJacks.com): All male masturbation group.
                 - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

18th-21st - Viking Con (VikingsCon): Encampment & reenactment w/ celebrity guests.

                - Anime USA (Facebook): DC anime convention at the Wardman Marriott.

                - Super Megafest (SuperMegafest): New England’s Super-Fun Comic Fanfest.

                - Prague Fetish Weekend (FetishWeekend.cz): Full fetish flair in Europe.

 

Thu 18th - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour.

                - Heresy (Ottobar): Goth Industrial Night upstairs at Baltimore's Ottobar. 21+
                - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night.
                - Rope Bite Baltimore (Fetlife) Dedicated to the art of Shibari & Rope Bondage

 

Fri 19th - DC Social (The-Crucible): Social Play Party at The Crucible.

 

Sat 20th - Sunset & Chill (Facebook): An incredible night of fire, top DJ's, & good times.

               - Batz Over Baltimore (Facebook): Featuring 80's, Punk, & Goth-Industrial .
               - Purplelife RVA (Facebook): Immersive nightlife danceparty at Godfrey's
               - Transylvanian Concubines (Facebook): Lingerie Night for Rocky Horror.

               - Cask of Baboons (The-Crucible): Performance Art & Play Party .

               - Studio 58 (BaltimorePlayhouse): Halloween Kink Party by Studio 58 . 
                - SinnErgy Haunted Halloween (Sinnergy): the area's most lavish party.
               - Tabu "Day of the Swinging Dead" (TabuLife.com): One of Tabu's largest.
               - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net):  one of Philly's finest.
               - Spank DC (SpankDC.com): All male/male spanking party at Green Lantern

               - Ladies of Lure (Facebook): DC Drag at its finest! at Cobalt, on 17th St.
               - Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): National sex club for gay & bi men.

 

Sun 21st - Garbage (Facebook): at The Lincoln Theater (NW DC).

               - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): Nellie's Sports Bar Sat & Sun.

 

Mon 22nd - Sigma 101 (sigmadc.org): Intro S&M classes on-site at the Sigma dungeon.

 

Tue 23rd - Clusterfunk at Madam's Organ (MadamsOrgan): some of the area's best jams.
                - FREAK (Fetlife Groups): meets for a weekly happy hour in Frederick.
                - Black Rose (BR.org) 'Brown Bag Munch'  & educational series at The Crucible.

                - Rockville Poly Munch (Fetlife): Local gathering for couples & singles

 

Wed 24th - Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife): Hosted by Baltimore TNG.

                 - Frederick/Hagerstown Munch (Fetlife): Hosted in Central Maryland.
                 - Philly Polyamorists (meetup.com/phillypoly): Hosts bi-monthly social event.

                 - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

Thu 25th - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Facebook): at The Anthem DC.

                 - Columbia Unwound (Fetlife): Monthly Happy Hour for the kink set.

                - Baltimore Beyond (Fetlife): One of Baltimore's best happy hours.

 

26th-28th - L.A. Comic Con (StanLeesLAComicCon): nation's largest Comic Convention.

                 - Va. Celtic Festival (VaCelticFestival): Celtic heritage festival in Richmond.

                 - Nightmare Festival (NightmareFestival): Rave music festival at 4Q Farm.

                 - Steamposium (Seatle-Steamposium): West coast gathering of Steampunk.

                 - Days of Darkness Festival (Facebook): presented by Maryland Deathfest.

 

Fri 26th - KUNST UND WAHNSINN (Facebook): WaxTrax! Industrial in Baltimore.

               - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best parties.

               - Men's Kink Night (The-Crucible): All male kink night hosted at The Crucible.

 

Sat 27th - Endless Night Vampire Ball (EndlessNight): in the heart of New Orlean's.

              - Eighties Mayhem (Facebook): Special 80's Halloween party at Black Cat . 

              - Vangard (Facebook): Special Halloween edition for DC's newest Goth night

              - Boudior Boheme (Facebook): Alt Masque affair for the Capital Hill Crowd.

              - Shadowland (Facebook): Special Halloween edition in Lancaster, Pa.
              - Haux Hive (The-Crucible): Special Halloween Kink Club Night at the Crucible.

              - Fetish & Fantasy Haloween Ball (HalloweenBall): in the heart of Las Vegas.

              - Nuit Demonia (Nuitdemonia): An incredibly elegant fetish affair in Paris.

              - Tabu Blackout Halloween Costume Party (TabuLife.com): One of Tabu's best.
              - PGC 13th Annual "HallowKink Ball" (thepleasuregardenclub.net):  Philly.
              - Spank & Paddle Party (sigmadc.org) hosted by Sigma at their on-site dungeon.

              - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm). Fri & Sat.

 

27th-3rd - Hedonism Halloween Week (HedonismII): Celbrating Hedonism's anniversary

               - Desire Vampires & Virgins (ToplessTravel): Themed Lifestyle week in Cancun

 

Tue 30th - DC High Heel Race (Facebook): As close as DC comes to Mardi Gras.

Wed 31st - Halloween.

                - Drac's Ball (Facebook): Philly's oldest Goth Night at the Trocadero. 

                - Dark & Stormy (Facebook): At the Backstage of The Black Cat.

                - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen downstairs.

 

November:

 

Thu 1st - Clan of Xymox (Facebook): at the Ottobar (Baltimore).

             - DC Burners (LocalSixteen): Weekly happy hour but 1st Thurs is best.
             - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night
             - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen
             - Gateway (BR.org): Monthly meeting hosted by the Black Rose

 

2nd-4th - FaerieCon (FaerieCon): Hosted in Hunt Valley, north of Baltimore.

             - Louisiana Steampunk Festival (SteampunkFestival): Hosted in Lafayette, La.

             - Conjuration (Conjurationcon): Immersive magical fantasy con in Atlanta, Ga. 

             - EXXXotica Expo (ExxxoticaExpo): Adult industry expo in Edison, NJ.

             - Maryland Leather Weekend (Facebook):  Hosted in Baltimore.

             - Mr. International Rubber (MIRubber): Hosted in Chicago, Il.

 

Fri 2nd - PEX Halloween Ball (ThePhiladelphiaExperiment): The "Battleship Ball"

            - Dungeon 101 (BR.com/Dungeon101): The Black Rose hosts at The Crucible.

            - Tabu Social Club (www.TabuLife.com): Lifestyle social & play party
            - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best  parties.

            - TPA Mocha Takeover (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle play party in NE MD.
             - First Friday Dupont (Facebook): Art inspired gallery tour w/ wine & more.

 

Sat 3rd - Raven's Night (Facebook): One of the region's best nights for fusion belly dance.

            - Elektroschock (elektroschock.net): One of Baltimore's best alt dance nights.

            - Shadowland (Facebook): Spinning 80's / Electro / Goth-Industrial in Lancaster, .

            - Kraken's Liar (Fetlife): BDSM party w/ a high level of extreme play.

            - SE Pa. Social (Fetlife): Social happy hour / meet & greet just outside of Philly.

            - Tabu Anything Anywhere (TabuLife.com): hosted in Catonsville, MD.

            - The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle social play party in NE MD.
            - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's finest parties.
            - Distrikt-C (DistriktC.com): fetish dance night by at the DC Eagle.

            - Cum Union DC (CumUnion.com): DC sex club for gay or bi men.

            - Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): National sex club for gay & bi men.
            - Sigma (sigmadc.org) monthly social & open play at its on-site dungeon.

            - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).

 

Sun 4th - Daylight Savings Ends.

Mon 5th - Guy Fawkes Day.

 

Regional Concerts:
 

Tue Oct 9th - Nine Inch Nails (Facebook): w/ Jesus & Mary Chains at The Anthem DC.

Sun Oct 21st - Garbage (Facebook): at The Lincoln Theater (NW DC).

Thu Oct 25th - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Facebook): at The Anthem DC.

Oct 27-28 - Days of Darkness Festival (Facebook): presented by Maryland Deathfest.

 

Thu Nov 1st - Clan of Xymox (Facebook): at the Ottobar (Baltimore).

Wed Dec 19th - A John Waters Xmas (BaltSoundStage): at the Baltimore Soundstage.

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